Wonderful home in a perfect location!
We thoroughly enjoyed our rental experience from the beginning of the booking process until checkout. Caroline's English is very good and I always received friendly responses to my emails within 24 hours (usually less). She made checking-in a breeze, as I was able to send her an email when we were on our way from our stay in London, so she was waiting at the apartment when we arrived and greeted us with a bottle of champagne. We had one other married couple staying with us, for a total of 4 adults in our 30s. Caroline gave us restaurant recommendations and other helpful tips about the area and the apartment. She has local beer and other adult beverages stocked in the refrigerator, which are available for purchase and she deducts the purchases from the rental deposit. We found this helpful since most pubs close down pretty early in Bruges, so it was nice to have beer available to wind down after long days of sightseeing. The home itself is extremely clean and modern on the inside, but the exterior still holds its typical Bruges charm. We appreciated having 2 bathrooms, though the one on the top floor attic room offers somewhat less privacy because sound carries throughout the apartment and there is no door to the top floor (just a stairwell); but we're all good friends and just made jokes about making sure the TV was on loud enough so as not to over-hear anyone's bathroom business. The middle floor bathroom is large and exquisitely modern. We found the beds comfortable, though I have to say we were so completely exhausted by the end of our days I think we all fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow. Our stay was not nearly long enough, so we plan to return and will most definitely stay at Voila Lola and would recommend this home to anyone. It was a truly perfect location with all modern conveniences. We also found the most fantastic pub through Rick Steves' book called The t' Brugs Beertje at 5 Kemelstraat. I didn't even like beer before this trip, just tolerated it, now my husband and I are complete beer snobs. There are over 300 beers on the menu and the staff is very friendly and will make recommendations.This pub is great for meeting other friendly travelers. We exchanged contact info with a wonderful older couple from Wales who offered to let us stay at their home during any future trip to Wales, & met a nice Scottish couple who have been visiting Bruges and t' Brugs Beertje for over 20 years. We're hoping to start the same tradition!
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